Thoroughly enjoyable and extremely delicious, this blend holds 52% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Tempranillo and 3% Petite Sirah. The elegant nose integrates licorice, pepper and boysenberry pie, and the palate draws a brilliant line between tannins, ripe fruit and sweet pipe tobacco. Drink immediately.
A fifth generation Californian originally from San Jose, Matt Kettmann covers California’s Central Coast and South Coast for the magazine. He is also the senior editor of The Santa Barbara Independent, where he’s worked since 1999, has written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, Wine Spectator, and Smithsonian, and co-founded New Noise Santa Barbara, a music festival.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.